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Liberty & Responsibility Is Focus of AU Symposium

The 10th Biennial College of Arts & Sciences Symposium Against Indifference will kick off its events on Sept. 18 focusing on the theme of “Liberty & Responsibility.” The fall schedule of events is available online at bit.ly/AgainstIndiffFA19.

The fall events include a “spirited discussion” on alcohol complete with mocktails, two film screenings (Paris to Pittsburgh, Dawnland), a live theatre production of An Enemy of the People with a follow-up panel discussion, poetry readings, and presentations on inequality and violence against women.

Liberty & Responsibility Is Focus of AU Symposium

AU to Hold 2019 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium on April 9

AU to Hold 2019 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium on April 9

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the 10th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium that will feature 55 performances, presentations and exhibitions given by 66 students and alumni representing 14 programs of the College of Arts and Sciences. The April 9 symposium is free and open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.

Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will provide the welcome and opening remarks. She explains that the symposium follows the format of a professional conference with students presenting original research, performing musical selections, reading original creative writing and exhibiting artwork. Weber said, “CAS undergraduate students continue to make original intellectual and creative contributions to their disciplines early in their careers. We are delighted to share with the public and campus community highlights of the outstanding work being conducted by our students in departments across the fine and performing arts, humanities, natural science and social science disciplines.”

AU Professor and Students Join Program to Discover if Machines Can Determine Credibility of Research Claims

AU Professor and Students Join Program to Discover if Machines Can Determine Credibility of Research Claims

A collaborative team of scientists, organized by The Center for Open Science (COS) and Ashland University Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Christopher R. Chartier and his students, has been selected to participate in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) new program to evaluate if machines can determine the credibility of massive amounts of published scientific claims.

This program, titled Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE), represents a major investment by DARPA to assess and improve the credibility of social and behavioral science research and further establishes AU faculty and students as key contributors to revolutionizing research practices in these fields. The three-year cooperative agreement will cost more than $7.6 million.

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University Establishes Center for Addictions; Hires Director

Ashland University has established a Center for Addictions that will be housed in the Department of Psychology on campus and a director of the center has been hired.

“We are excited to introduce Christy Ellis-Trolian as the founding director of the Center for Addictions at Ashland University,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Christy has experience in the diagnosis, treatment, program development, clinical supervision, and administration of substance use disorder and mental health treatment programs.”

AU’s 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Set for April 11

AU’s 2018 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium Set for April 11

Ashland University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Symposium that will feature the works of more than 78 students from 16 departments in the College, as well as two alumni.

According to Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer, professor of chemistry, the April 11 symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center. The symposium will feature oral presentations, performances, poster presentations and art exhibitions.

Ashland University Research Center Launches First Project

Ashland University Research Center Launches First Project

The Ashland University International Collaboration Research Center (ICRC) has launched its first official project, and quickly built a team of collaborators from more than 175 different laboratories, in over 40 countries, on all six populated continents.

The ICRC’s Psychological Science Accelerator aims to accelerate the accumulation of reliable and generalizable evidence in psychological science, reducing the distance between truth about human behavior and mental processes and our current understanding. The project will focus on collecting large and global data sets for studies that researchers in the network vote as making the biggest contribution to the field. All data, research materials and data analysis details will then be openly disseminated for other researchers to explore and re-analyze to generate new hypotheses.

Ashland University Emerging as a Leader in Collaborative Science; Opens New Center Dedicated to International Collaborations

Ashland University Emerging as a Leader in Collaborative Science; Opens New Center Dedicated to International Collaborations

Ashland University’s opening of an International Collaboration Research Center (AUICR) this fall gives further evidence that AU is emerging as a leader in the growing trend of collaborative social science.

“This Center will be the first of its kind, and provide a home at AU with additional resources to support these social science collaborations,” said Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “The AUICRC will allow Dr. Chartier to initiate and facilitate more of these large-scale projects, seek extramural funding, and place an expanded team of highly trained AU undergraduates at the center of these exciting developments.”

Ashland University Students Receive Award at Conference

Ashland University psychology students Emily Wirtz and Danielle Bruno received a regional research award from the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago on April 20.

Their research project, titled The Effects of Aggression on Ability, was one of 20 award winners out of the 600 research abstracts that were submitted to the MPA conference. In addition to being recognized at a banquet in Chicago, they were awarded a certificate and $400.

Ashland University Students Receive Award at Conference

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